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COVID-19

State resumes tracking of specific outbreaks

The Virginia Department of Health has resumed reporting on outbreaks at specific locations, though it does not indicate previous outbreaks while the dashboard was offline. ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

‘This has been a long ride’

Whaleyville man still dealing with lingering effects of COVID-19, encourages people to get vaccinated Tom Lakey was ready for a festive July 4 weekend. Instead, ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets full FDA approval

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration for people ages 16 and up, likely paving the way for ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Health officials readying for third doses, boosters

Despite an upcoming convergence of COVID-19 vaccinations for booster and third doses,  shots to children under 12 and the continued, yet at times frustrating efforts ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

CDC calls for COVID-19 booster shots

Despite just more than half of the country — and fewer than that in Western Tidewater — being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Centers for ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Return to school plan approved

For the 98% of Suffolk Public Schools students who will return to in-person learning in September, they’ll have to navigate COVID-19 as the pandemic is ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

State issues mask order for K-12 schools

State Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver has issued a statewide mask-wearing order for anyone age 2 and up inside K-12 schools, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Suffolk, other cities to begin weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated staff

City managers in several Hampton Roads cities, including Suffolk, will begin testing city employees weekly for COVID-19 if they have not been vaccinated.  Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Powwow canceled due to virus surge

The 32nd annual Nansemond Indian Nation Powwow has been canceled for the second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made on Facebook ... Read more

2 months ago by Tracy Agnew.

Sentara counters vaccine misinformation

Sentara Healthcare has launched a new website to counter misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines as COVID-19 positivity rates rise due largely to the Delta variant.  Read more

2 months ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

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